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Pilots Eject Safely As Su-27UB Goes Down In Karelia Region

June 29 2012


A Russian air force fighter has crashed in the Petrozavodsk district of the northwestern Karelia region, reports RIA Novosti.

Both pilots ejected safely from the Su-27UB on Thursday and were in good condition, according to air force officials.

Possible causes include a bird strike or a flight-control system failure, said a spokesman for the Western Military District.

The air force has suspended all Su-27 flights while the crash is being investigated, service officials...

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